You can use the home screening kit in private in your own house. When you receive your kit through the post it will come with instructions on how to use it.
Using the kit is very easy. All you need to do is follow the instructions to take a sample of your stool after you have been to the bathroom.
You do not need to touch your stool with your hands to carry out the test; the kit comes with a helpful tool that you will use instead.
Once you have taken your sample, you will send it safely and securely through the post using the envelope that comes with your kit. You will not need to put any stamps on the envelope.
The bowel cancer screening test does not diagnose bowel cancer, but it's a simple way to find out if you need further tests.
Remember: no screening test is 100% reliable. There's a chance a cancer could be missed, so always speak to your GP if you have any symptoms of bowel cancer.